|aBiology and epistemology /|cedited by Richard Creath, Jane Maienschein.
|aCambridge [England] :|bCambridge University Press,|c2000.
|axviii, 295 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aCambridge studies in philosophy and biology
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aIntroduction / Richard Creath, Jane Maienschein -- Darwin and the philosophers: epistemological factors in the development and reception of the theory of the Origin of Species / Michael Ruse -- Knowing about evolution: Darwin and his theory of natural selection / Jon Hodge -- Why did Darwin fail? The role of John Stuart Mill / David L. Hull -- The epistemology of historical interpretation: progressivity and recapitulation in Darwin's theory / Robert J. Richards -- Down the primrose path: competing epistemologies in early twentieth-century biology / David Magnus -- Competing epistemologies and developmental biology / Jane Maienschein -- From imaging to believing: epistemic issues in generating biological data / William Bechtel -- The logic of discovery in the experimental life sciences / Frederic L. Holmes -- What do population geneticists know and how do they know it? / R. C. Lewontin -- Experimentation in early genetics: the implications of the historical character of science for scientific realism / Marga Vicedo -- Making sense of life: explanation in developmental biology / Evelyn Fox Keller -- Toward an epistemology for biological pluralism / Helen E. Longino -- Afterword / Kenneth F. Schaffner.